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By pheebs17member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Tue Dec 26, 2006 09:41 AM
im sorry but starting pointe so quickly after just starting ballet is a really bad idea, and if youve been doing other types of dance it might be alright in a year, or more. but in my opinion no matter what in a month your technique wont be strong enough and neither will your ankles.
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By dancegirl11a
On Mon Feb 12, 2007 05:21 PM
Great job on putting all of these threads into one. I have been looking through these threads and they are all basicly the same. In other words, if the post is already there, then do not post it again.
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By MsDancer_x
On Sun Apr 01, 2007 03:38 PM
Thanks. All these links will help me a lot. I'll make sure i look back to them in a months time.
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By alyana_06member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:18 AM
thank you very much..
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By hannahhuxleymember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Jun 18, 2007 03:49 PM
great! i think karma is in order :D
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By littleballerinax
On Mon Jun 25, 2007 01:12 AM
thanks you so much this was really helpfull!!!
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By Mozza230
On Sun Oct 28, 2007 06:38 AM
I'm 18 and haven't really got any proper dance experience. I'm hoping to start ballet soon as it's really good for posture and general strength. Because I'm 18 will I still be able to ultimately go en pointe? I know that it will take ages to be able to get to that stage, but I'm taking a gap year at the moment and really want to do as much dancing as possible. I'm going to find a dance school in Leicester where I'm going for uni.
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By QueenJeanne
On Mon Feb 25, 2008 08:56 PM
Thank you! This is great! =D It's in my favorites! LOL!
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By ClassicIsBeauty
On Tue Jun 03, 2008 08:12 PM
hello,
this may sound stupid.. i was not long enough in ballet to know important things about ballet.
So, my question is..when people say "arch", does it mean arch in the upper (that faces the sky) or the lower (that faces the ground) part of foot?
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By twinkletoes1309
On Wed Aug 19, 2009 07:21 AM
www.youtube.com . . .

hope this helped(:
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By dancestar88551
On Sun Jan 31, 2010 06:17 PM
this is very helpful! thanks :)
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By Doctor_Weiss
On Tue Sep 21, 2010 03:41 PM
The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science has published a resource paper for teachers and parents entitled When Can I Start Pointe Work? Guidelines for Initiating Pointe Training. This valuable paper is written by an orthopaedist, a physical therapist, and a dance school director.
The paper can be found on the IADMS web site or as downloaded as a PDF.
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By Serendipity42Premium member
On Tue Sep 21, 2010 09:09 PM
Superb article!

I met a young lass this evening, with whom I was acquainted both in and out of class, who told me she was going to start pointe work. She was told to get shoes by the teacher, who is very respected.

The girl's only had a couple of months of ballet classes and her technique is certainly NOT sound enough to begin pointe work. Respect for the teacher dropped a big notch, especially as said teacher criticized another school for putting a much older and stronger student on pointe after 9 months of intense training.
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By lovestodance989
On Mon Jun 13, 2011 06:50 AM
Wow, this is soooo useful! I really like the link about blisters, because I tend to get those a lot!

Thanks:)
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By lovestodance989
On Mon Jun 13, 2011 06:56 AM
Congratulations on starting pointe! This is a big step into the dance world!!

Good luck Rielle:)
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By albabe
On Sat Feb 25, 2012 03:16 AM
Thank you for this sticky my daughter has danced ballet for the past 6yrs and will be getting her first pointe shoes soon as her ankles are now strong enough, I found the information very helpful.
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By WeLiveLaughDance
On Wed Aug 01, 2012 01:29 PM
This was very helpful thank you :)

Marie.
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By lovedance1501
On Mon Feb 17, 2014 03:20 PM
WOW, kudos to you! This will help many young dancers for sure ;)
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